Since the doc put you on a lower dosage of pred, the Rowasa should be continued anyway. Did you tell the doc you were going on holidays?
When do you see the doc next?
When again are you going on holidays?
Ask the doc for refill prescript
ions for Rowasa.....as I mentioned earlier, you weren't on them any where long enough...especially if you were having improvement, he should have given you enough refills for at least 3+ months nightly, see you during that time, give you more refills to taper to maintenance.
I have a setback, had a horrific morning/afternoon....6 times white-knuckling writhing pain...couldn't believe how a turd the size of a pea could feel like a watermelon..OMG. The last one in the afternoon, which was just kind of granular poo , I had a bit of blood. This evening..the 7th bm today, no blood, less pain and butt throbbing. Of course, I upped the bentylol and will be sticking to the enemas nightly for a month..regardless.
Oh, my point....my flares are really mild, and this past one last Christmas got me at most vulnerable after being sick with 3 colds during the Fall. Anyway, I bled a tiny bit then just like today....humbling, but an obvious symptom that's telling me I'm yo-yoing too much and tapering way to fast.....
Hang tough...go the ride for the enemas and if they get you in remission, tapering the pred might be just that much easier...
I'm a procrastinator when it comes to talking to authority...but worth it when you get a result that will help make your approaching holiday less stessful.
*Heather* Status..Asacol (3 x2 daily); flaring /Dec 22, tapered to every 3rd nite
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls, Natural Factors Ultimate). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed; started Omega 3
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!